Poll Released: Feb 17

Dick Vitale

Newspaper: ABC-ESPN

Dick Vitale, college basketball’s top analyst and ambassador, joined ESPN during the 1979-80 season  just after the network’s September 1979 launch following a successful college and pro coaching career.  In 2008, Vitale received the sport’s ultimate honor when he was selected as an inductee into the Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame. His thorough knowledge of the game is brought forth in an enthusiastic, passionate, sometimes controversial but never boring style.

Rank Trend Team Conference Record Points Game scores Share
1 1 Duke ACC 23-2 1594(58) vs North Carolina State W 94-78
2 1 Gonzaga West Coast 25-2 1502(6) @ San Diego W 79-67
3 1 Virginia ACC 22-2 1476 vs Notre Dame W 60-54
4 1 Kentucky SEC 21-4 1383 vs Tennessee W 86-69
5 4 Tennessee SEC 23-2 1376 @ Kentucky L 86-69
6 1 Nevada Mountain West 24-1 1240 @ Wyoming W 82-49
7 1 Michigan Big Ten 23-3 1150 vs Maryland W 65-52
8 - North Carolina ACC 20-5 1129 @ Wake Forest W 95-57
9 - Houston American Athletic Conference (AAC) 25-1 1085 @ Tulane W 85-50
10 3 Purdue Big Ten 18-7 699 vs Penn State W 76-64
11 1 Michigan State Big Ten 21-5 1046 vs Ohio State W 62-44
12 1 Marquette Big East 21-4 987 @ DePaul W 92-73
13 2 Kansas Big 12 20-6 801 vs West Virginia W 78-53
14 1 Texas Tech Big 12 21-5 733 vs Baylor W 86-61
15 6 LSU SEC 21-4 773 @ Kentucky W 73-71
16 - Iowa Big Ten 20-5 389 @ Rutgers W 71-69
17 4 Villanova Big East 20-6 519 @ St. John's L 71-65
18 1 Florida State ACC 20-5 525 @ Georgia Tech W 69-47
19 2 Louisville ACC 18-8 507 vs Clemson W 56-55
20 2 Virginia Tech ACC 20-5 408 @ Pittsburgh W 70-64
21 2 Wisconsin Big Ten 17-8 250 vs Michigan State L 67-59
22 - Maryland Big Ten 19-7 211 @ Michigan L 65-52
23 - Cincinnati American Athletic Conference (AAC) 21-4 99 vs Wichita State W 72-62
24 - Washington Pac-12 20-5 20 @ Washington State W 72-70
25 - Wofford Southern 23-4 32 vs UNC Greensboro W 80-50
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